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Guerra-García et al. 2015


scientific article | Zootaxa

New genus and new species of Caprellidae (Crustacea: Peracarida: Amphipoda) from the mesophotic coral ecosystems of Puerto Rico and St. Croix, Caribbean Sea

Guerra-García JM, Chatterjee T, Schizas NV

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Abstract

A new genus and two new species are described based on material collected from the mesophotic coral ecosystems of the U.S. Caribbean. The new genus Borikenella can be distinguished from other related genera such as Pseudaeginella, Paradeutella, Aciconula and Deutella by the combination of the following characters: pereopods 3 and 4 three-articulate, pereopods 5–7 six-articulate, mandible molar present, palp of the mandible with a setal formula 1-x-0, abdomen without appendages. The new species Liropus gurui, can be distinguished from the closely related L. japonicus mainly by the lack of anteroventral margin extended forward in pereonite 3, the lack of cleft and serration in the propodus of gnathopod 2, the longer pereopod 3 and the larger abdominal appendages.

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10.11646   zootaxa.4018.1.4
Keywords
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Mesophotic “mentions”
15 x (total of 4377 words)

Fields
Biodiversity

Research focus
Crustacea

Locations
Puerto Rico US Virgin Islands

Research platforms
Diving - Technical Rebreather

Reports new species
Author profiles
José Guerra-García ( 1 pubs)
Nikolaos Schizas ( 17 pubs)